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Digital Wars by Charles Arthur

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Chapter Two

Microsoft antitrust

If one firm controlled the licensing of all Intel-compatible PC operating systems world-wide, it could set the price of a license substantially above that which would be charged in a competitive market and leave the price there for a significant period of time without losing so many customers as to make the action unprofitable. Therefore, in determining the level of Microsoft’s market power, the relevant market is the licensing of all Intel-compatible PC operating systems world-wide.

Findings of fact, United States of America v Microsoft Corporation, Civil Action 98-1232 (IssuedNovember 1999) (the document is available in Adobe PDF, WordPerfect 5.1 and HTML formats, but no Microsoft-proprietary ones)

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